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New year resolution: why not #RunWithFriends in 2019?

On 2nd December 2018, more than 160 supporters of Friends gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia to run the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon. Many others sponsored our runners who raised over $30,000 to support...

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Futures Now!

2019 is a very important year indeed for Friends-International. August will mark 25 years since the launch of the very first Friends program, Mith Samlanh, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 25 years on, and that...

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At The Summit Of Social Gastronomy!

This fascinating and exciting update on TREE Alliance at Gastromotiva 2018 comes via Anton Ventslav, TREE Chef Coordinator, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  “TREE Alliance was among those invited to the 2nd ever Social Gastronomy Summit, ‘Gastromotiva...

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Protect All Children. Migrants Too.

June 1st is International Children’s Day, and on this day we launch our ‘Protect All Children. Migrants Too.’ campaign to help support the forgotten children – the many thousands of migrant children who face...

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Km52, A Laos Project

Laos and Friends-International go back a long way. To 2004 to be exact, when the Peuan Mit (“Good Friends” in Lao) program launched in partnership with the Laos Ministry of Social Welfare in the...

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Futures Now!

Saturday 28th April saw the start of an amazing new adventure for Friends-International and Cambodia program Mith Samlanh, one that will radically transform the existing Mith Samlanh center in the heart of Phnom Penh into...

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Together, let’s reopen Makphet!

We urgently need your support to help Friends reopen Makphet training restaurant in Laos. Over the past 10 years, Makphet has trained hundreds of disadvantaged youth in Vientiane, Laos. Leaving the streets behind for...

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Friends Thailand, Youth Protecting Youth!

We are very happy to share this exciting event that Peuan Peuan, the Friends Thailand program, recently participated in. We got the full story from Chanthana Le Mouellic, who is the Peuan Peuan Child Protection...

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Back To School Days!

School reintegration is one of the most important education-based functions that Friends-International programs perform. Ensuring that children can access their right to education, and can be supported to stay in school is of vital...

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Employment For All – Futures Thailand!

Access to employment is key in ensuring that individuals will have a stable and sustainable future ahead of them. A couple of years ago we took the years of experience we had in working...

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Hundreds Of Bikes For Our Siem Reap Women!

Having your own transport, such as a bike, is at once both liberating and empowering, particularly if you live in a remote or inaccessible location. However, what if you simply cannot afford that as...

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Community Events – A Rough Guide!

Community events play a vital part in reaching out to what are often difficult to reach groups of people with important education and prevention messages. Last week an outreach team from our Cambodian Kaliyan Mith ChildSafe program...

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G2G Addressing Migrant Issues

We recently highlighted the daily struggle to maintain effective services for those deported persons (many illegal migrants) who are streaming across from Thailand to Cambodia over the Aranyaprathet/Poipet border crossing. Up to 4000 per...

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Creative Kids Make Stories 4 Strength!

At Friends, we very much believe in nurturing the creative arts in the children we work with, so we were delighted when last month four artists from New York-based Stories 4 Strength traveled to Siem...